KUCHESAR (Zamindari)


AREA: REVENUE: 76,276 Rs (1928)
ACCESSION:
LOCATION: Uttar Pradesh (Bulandshar Dist.)
DYNASTY: Jat (Dalal sub-clan) RELIGION: Hindu



PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE: (Mud fort, Kuchesar, India)
PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: The ruling family of Kuchesar belonged to the Dalal clan of the Jat caste. When Maharaja Jawahar Singh of Bharatpur made war with the rulers of Delhi, the latter attacked Kuchesar. the Dalal Jats were defeated, their fort of Kuchesar was captured and razed in 1763. Rao Maganiram and Ramdhan Singh were arrested and imprisoned in the fort of Koyal. The two brothers escaped from prison, reached Moradabad and aligned themselves with the Marathas. In 1782, Maganiram and Ramdhan Singh, along with an army, recaptured Kuchesar from the Muslims. Rao Maganiram died soon after this victory. As per Jat custom, his widow married his younger brother. By 1790, Ramdhan Singh had recaptured all of Kuchesar estate, he had also acquired Pooth, Siana, Thana Farida, Datyane and Saidpur on Malguzari lease from the rulers of Delhi. After 1782, the Kuchesar mud-fort remained in unbroken possession of the family, it was granted to them in perpetual lease by the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam in 1790, a grant confirmed by the British in 1807. The British formalized their authority over the area in 1803, they recognized the estate of Kuchesar and its estate-holders without alteration to the status quo. Formerly the Kuchesar Estate included the Sahanpur and also the Bhadsana Estates. Rao Umrao Singh and his family owned the tappa, now called Kuchesar consisting of a six annas share, while Khushal Singh owned a five annas share, called Sahanpur. The remaining portion fell to the lot of Partap Singh, also a five annas share. The zamindari consisted of 11 villages in Harpur Pargana and in Puth Pargana with 12 villages in Bulandshahr District, with parts of 5 other villages and 3 Patti villages, which in 1928 had become 15 shares out of 37 in 38 whole villages and 22 pattis in Bulandshar, Meerut and Moradabad districts. Estate holders were....
  • Bhual Singh of the lineage of Dalle, founder of the Dalal clan, with his brothers Jagram, Jatmal and Gurva, was credited with founding a principality in Kuchesar, he married and had issue.
    • Manjhi Ram (qv)
  • Manjhi Ram, married and had issue.
    • Rai Singh
    • Chhatar Singh, later Rao Chhatar Singh (qv)
  • Rao CHHATAR SINGH, 1st Rao of Kuchesar, he served under Mirza Ali Beg, the Muslim lord of nearby Chitsauna, obtaining both power and a large estate; he was appointed to the office of Chormaar - destroyer of thieves by Nawab Najib-ud-daulah who conferred on them the jagir of Kuchesar with the title of Rao; married and had issue, two sons. He lived around 1750.
    • Rao Magni Ram (qv)
    • Rao Ramdhan Singh (qv)
  • Rao MAGNI RAM, 2nd Rao of Kuchesar -/1786, with his brother, they were attacked by the governor of Aligarh, who captured and imprisoned them in Aligarh Fort; they escaped, raised an army of Jats and Marathas and recaptured Kuchesar Fort in 1782, he was granted the title of Rao by Najib-ud-daulah; married twice and had issue, seven sons, three by first wife and four by second wife. He died soon after 1782 (about 1786 (#2 p.21)).
    • Rai Sukh Singh
    • Rai Rati Daulat Singh, fled Kuchesar to Indranagar for fear of his uncle, who had murdered two of his brothers; the Maratha Governor of Meerut, granted him some villages in Meerut, and he made his residence in Mohiuddinpur.
    • Rai Bishan Singh
    • Kunwar (name unknown), married and had issue.
      • Rao Pratap Singh, 1st Rao of Bhadsana 1868/-, he received a 5 annas share in the Kuchesar estate, called Bhadsana; married and had issue.
        • Rao Maharaj Singh, 2nd and last Rao of Bhadsana, married and had issue, two daughters. After his death without male issue, this share was inherited by Rao Umrao Singh of Kuchesar (see below)
  • Rao RAMDHAN SINGH, 3rd Rao of Kuchesar -/1816, he placed great pressure on his brother's widow and by 1790, he had recaptured all of Kuchesar estate and had also acquired Pooth, Siana, Thana Farida, Datyane and Saidpur on Malguzari lease from the rulers of Delhi; the title of Rao was recognized by the British in 1803; the Kuchesar Fort was granted to him in perpetual lease by the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam in 1790, a grant confirmed by the British in 1807; he refused to pay tribute to the British and was captured and exiled to Meerut where he died; married (amongst others), a widow of his older brother, and had issue. He died 1816 in Meerut Jail.
    • Rao Fateh Singh (qv)
  • Rao FATEH SINGH, 4th Rao of Kuchesar 1816/1839, married and had issue. He died 1839.
    • Rao Bahadur Singh (qv)
  • Rao BAHADUR SINGH, 5th Rao of Kuchesar 1839/1847, he enlarged the estate by purchasing a further 26 villages; he married twice and had issue. He was murdered in 1847.
    • Kunwar Lakshman Singh (by 1st wife), died vpsp.
    • Rao Ghulab Singh (by 1st wife) (qv)
    • Rao Umrao Singh (by 2nd wife) (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown) Kumari, married Rai Dal Chand, Zamindar of Sahanpur, and had issue.
  • Rao GHULAB SINGH, 6th Rao of Kuchesar 1847/1859, he aided the British during the uprising of 1857, for which he was granted a number of villages and the title of Raja Bahadur as a personal distinction; the estate was managed by Rani Jaswant Kumari pending a settlement; he married Rani Jaswant Kumari, died 1860, and had issue. He died spm in 1859.
    • Rani Bhup Kumari (qv)
    • ?Rajkumari Raghubans Kunwar, married Rai Pratap Singh, Zamindar of Sahanpur, and had issue.
  • Rani Jaswant Kumari, 7th Rani of Kuchesar 1859/1860, she died 1860.
  • Rani Bhup Kumari, 8th Rani of Kuchesar 1860/1861, married Rao Khushal Singh from Ballabgarh, who laid claim to the estates of his wife but this was disputed by other claimants, until finally in 1868, the Panchayat court divided the estate into three parts (see below). She died sp in 1861.
  • Rao UMRAO SINGH, 9th Rao of Kuchesar 1861/1898 and 2nd Rao of Badsana, born in April 1835, he inherited the share of Rao Pratap Singh, giving him an 11 annas share in the estate; married twice and had issue, three sons by first wife and two sons by second wife. He died 3rd June 1898.
    • Rao Bahadur Giriraj Singh (by 1st wife) (qv)
    • Rai Digvijay Singh (by 1st wife), joint holder of 22 shares in the estate; married and had issue.
      • Rai Jagjeet Singh
      • Kunwar Ranjeet Singh, born 13th May 1906 in Kuchesar, married Kunwarani Risaal Kunwar, born 15th April 1911 in Moradabad, died 9th July 1971 in Kuchesar, daughter of Raja Laltoo Singh, and his wife, Rani Shiv Devi, and had issue. He died 1940 in Kuchesar.
        • Rai Amarjeet Singh, born in April 1925 in Moradabad, married and had issue. He died 2nd November 1985 in Ghaziabad.
          • Kunwar Manjeet Singh, born 31st January 1949 in Kuchesar, married and had issue, three chuildren. He died 31st January 1981 in New Delhi.
          • [Kumari Rita Kaur, married a grandson of Rao Raja Raghuraj Singh of Bharatpur, born 1887 in Bharatpur.]
          • Kumari Neeta Kaur, born 5th June 1958 in Kuchesar. She died in June 1998 in Kuchesar.
        • Kumari (name unknown) Kaur, married Kunwar Dalbir Singh, born 1931, died in May 1997, and has issue.
        • Kumari Jaipal Kaur, born in September 1929 in Moradabad, married and had issue. She died 22nd December 1975 in Moradabad.
      • Kanwar Sarjit Singh, born 1914 in Kuchesar, married Rajkumari Ajmer Kaur, daughter of Raja Harchand Singh, Rais-i-Azam of Bhadaur 1924/1934, and his 1st wife, Rani Bakhtawar Kaur, and had issue, two sons and one daughter. He died 1982.
        • Kanwar Digjit Singh, born 22nd December 1936, married Kanwarani Berinder Kaur of Ganganagar, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • Shri Arjun Singh, born 1978, married Mallika Kapur, and has issue, one daughter.
            • Nina Singh
          • Bindi Singh, born 1980.
        • Kanwar Ajit Singh, born 1944, married Kanwarani Nirlep Kaur, and has issue, two sons.
          • Anantjit Singh
          • Anaikjit Singh
        • Kanwarani Rosie Singh, born 1948, married Shri Kittu Khanna of Wah, and has issue, one son.
          • Shri Aman Raja Khanna
      • Bibiji Gajinder Kaur, married Sardar Brijinder Singh Phoolka of Pakhoke, and had issue (see Malaudh)
    • Rai Tejpal Singh (by 2nd wife), his share was partitioned out in March 1904; married and had issue. He died 1912.
      • Rai Rajendra Pal Singh
      • Rai Jagdish Pal Singh
      • Rani Indra Kumari Devi, married Raja Birendra Singh of Patiala, and had issue.
    • Rai Hariraj Singh (by 2nd wife), joint holder of 22 shares in the estate;married and had issue.
      • Rai Mahendra Jit Singh
    • Kumari Raghubir Kaur [Rani Raghubir Kaur of Sahanpur], she inherited her husbands 6 annas share in Sahanpur, where she made her residence and adopted her sister's son; married Rao Khushal Singh (see above). She died sp.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Sardar Narinder Singh of Rajasansi, Lahore, and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married a Sinsinwar Jat of Bharatpur, and had issue.
      • Rao Brijrajsharan Singh, married and had issue.
        • Rao Chandra Brajsharan Singh, he succeeded to Sahanpur.
  • Rao Bahadur GIRIRAJ SINGH, 10th and last Rao of Kuchesar 1898/-, born 20th September 1877 (#2 p.21), he succeeded to the gadi on 3rd June 1898 (#2 p.21); he became a devoted Sikh, and his descendants have followed Sikhism to this day; he was granted the title of Rao Bahadur on 3rd June 1918 (#2 p.21); married a sister of Chaudhri Balbir Singh AND/OR married Rani Rajbans Kaur of Bhadaur, and had issue. He died 1943.
    • Rai Inderjeet Singh (qv)
    • generation (same as above?)
      • Rao Gurdyal Singh
  • Rai INDARJIT SINGH, 11th Rao of Kuchesar 1943/-, born 15th October 1894 (#2 p.21), married and had issue.
    • generation
      • Kunwar Ajit Singh
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Rao KHUSHAL SINGH, 1st Rao of Sahanpur 1868/1879, born in or about 1841, nephew and adopted son of Raja Nahar Singh of Ballabhgarh, he laid claim to the estates in 1861; this was disputed by other claimants. In 1868, the Panchayat court divided the estate into three parts: a share of 6/16's to Umrao Singh; a share of 5/16's to Rao Pratap Singh; the remaining share of 5/16's to Khushal Singh; he married 1stly, Rani Bhup Kumari, daughter of Rao Ghulab Singh (see above), married 2ndly, Rani Raghubir Kaur, daughter of Rao Umrao Singh (see below). He died sp on 6th August 1879 (#1).
  • Rani Raghubir Kaur, 2nd Rani of Sahanpur 1879/-, married and had adoptive issue.
  • Rao Brijrajsharan Singh, 3rd Rao of Sahanpur, married and had issue.
  • Rao Chandra Brajsharan Singh, 4th Rao of Sahanpur
  • Kunwar Gangabaksh Singh, some of the family members moved to the present day region of Mohiuddinpur (district Meerut) around 1857 where they still live at the present time, married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Gopal Singh, married and had issue.
      • Kunwar Girvar Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Gurbachan Singh, married and had issue, three daughters.
      • Kunwar Gajpat Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Chhajju Singh, married and had issue, one son and two daughters.
          • Kunwar Bhopal Singh, married and had issue.
            • Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Kunwar Shiam Pal Singh, V.S.M., A.S.C., married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
              • Kunwar Karan Singh
            • Sq. Ldr. (Retd.) Kunwar Ravinder Pal Singh, I.A.F., married and has issue, one daughter.
            • Kunwar Chand Pal Singh, married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
              • Kunwar Prashant Kumar Singh
              • Kumari Preeti Singh
        • Kunwar Narayan Singh, married and had issue, three sons and one daughter.
          • Kunwar Mahendra Singh, married and had issue, three sons.
            • Kunwar Surendra Singh, married and has issue, two sons and two daughters.
              • Kunwar Lalit Kumar, married and has issue, one sons and one daughter.
                • Kumari Aarushi Dalal
                • Kunwar Tejansh Dalal
              • Kunwar Udaiveer Singh, married and has issue, two daughters.
                • Kumari Disha Dalal
                • Kumari Prakarti Dalal
            • Kunwar Bijendra Singh, married and has issue, one son.
              • Kunwar Dharmendra Singh, married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
                • Kumari Tanya Dalal
                • Kunwar Abhay Dalal
            • Kunwar Gajendra Singh
          • Maj. Kunwar Prahlad Singh, married and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
            • Kunwar Ashok Kumar, Advocate.
            • Col. Kunwar Ajai Kumar, A.S.C., married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
              • Kumari Aditi Dalal
              • Kunwar Harshvardhan Dalal.
          • Kunwar Kishan Singh, married and has issue, two sons.
            • Kunwar Anil Kumar
            • Kunwar Satish Kumar
      • Kunwar Bishambar Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Harikishan Singh, married and had issue, three sons.
          • Kunwar Narendra Singh, married and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
            • Kunwar Vikas Kumar, married and has issue, two sons.
              • Kunwar Siddhant Kumar
              • Kunwar Vedansh Kumar
            • Kunwar Kapil Kumar, married and has issue.
              • Kunwar Kush Kumar
              • Kumari Ahana Singh
            • Kumari Chhavi Singh, married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
              • Kumari Maansi
              • Kunwar Bharat Singh
          • Kunwar Jeetendra Singh, married and has issue, two sons and one daughter.
            • Kunwar Abhinav Singh, married and has issue.
              • Kunwar Pratyush Singh
            • Kunwar Abhishek Singh
            • Kumari Ruchira Singh
          • Kunwar Rajesh Kumar, married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
            • Kunwar Manik Singh
            • Kumari Neha Singh
        • Kunwar Srikishan Singh, adopted by his uncle, Kunwar Jaswant Singh, married and had issue.
          • Kunwar Dr. Devendra Singh, married and has issue, two daughters.
          • Kunwar Harendra Singh, married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
            • Kunwar Pushpendra Singh
            • Kumari Shalu Singh
          • Kunwar Ravindra Singh, married and has issue, one son and one daughter.
            • Kunwar Siddharth Kumar
            • Kumari Sughanda Singh
          • Kunwar Yogendra Singh, married and has issue, two sons.
            • Kunwar Kapil Kumar
            • Kunwar Rajat Kumar
          • Siya Kumari
          • Vinay Kumari
          • Vijay Kumari
      • Kunwar Jaswant Singh, he adopted his nephew, Kunwar Srikishan Singh.
        • (A) Kunwar Srikishan Singh (see above)
  • Kunwar Vikramjeet Singh
  • Kunwar Samarjeet Singh (brother of above)
  • Kunwar Santosh Kumar Singh, married Kunwaranai Rajni Singh, and has issue.
    • Kunwar Sunit Singh M.B.A., born 2nd July 1974 in Agra, married 21st February in Bareilly, Kunwarani Parul Singh, and has issue.
      • Master Kabir Dalal
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2.Manual Of Titles - United Provinces Of Agra And Oudh 7th Edition (1929)